MSBA Announces Final Audit of 9 School Projects Totaling over $46M

BOSTON - State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, Chair of the Massachusetts School Building Authority ("MSBA"), and John K. McCarthy, MSBA Executive Director/Deputy CEO, announced today that the MSBA Board of Directors has approved final audits for nine projects from seven school districts totaling over $46.6 million in grants from the MSBA. The final audit stage is the last step in the MSBA building process and represents the successful completion and closeout of these projects.

"Every project undertaken by the MSBA is a step toward creating the 21st century learning environment that all Massachusetts students deserve," Treasurer Goldberg said. "We are delighted to have made these important investments in Massachusetts schools."

The Board approved the final audits for three projects in the MSBA's Core Program and six projects in the Accelerated Repair Program, which consist of the repair or replacement of roofs, windows/doors and/or boilers. The combined grant value of these audited projects is $46,650,143.

"Approval of the final audits brings these vitally-needed projects to a successful conclusion, which benefits students all across the Commonwealth," said Executive Director Jack McCarthy.
Below is the list of projects that received final audit approval at today's Board meeting:

District School Scope Total Project Budget Total Facilities Grant
Athol-Royalston Athol Community (f/k/a Riverbend) Elementary School New Construction $43,931,363 $25,913,681
Auburn Pakachoag Elementary School Roof $958,492 $366,604
Leicester Leicester High School Roof $2,529,730 $978,094
Somerville East Somerville Community Elementary School Renovation $39,095,669 $14,850,011
Springfield John F. Kennedy Middle School Windows/Doors $4,487,803 $2,138,290
Kensington Avenue Elementary School Windows/Doors $1,222,828 $761,258
Tisbury Tisbury Elementary School New Construction $825,000 $333,545
Westford Colonel John Robinson Elementary School Windows/Doors $1,743,454 $488,198
Norman E. Day Elementary School Windows/Doors $2,637,256 $820,462
Totals   $97,431,595 $46,650,143